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Oklahoma State vs BYU Basketball Picks 2-17-24

BYU Cougars (18-6) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-14)
February 17, 2024 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys +8; Over/Under: +149.5
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The BYU Cougars and the Oklahoma State Cowboys meet in college basketball action from the Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday afternoon. Who comes out ahead in this Big 12 college basketball matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our BYU vs. Oklahoma State Prediction.

BYU Team Preview

The BYU Cougars will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 90-88 win over UCF last time out. Jaxson Robinson leads the Cougars in scoring with 13.8 PPG with 2.5 RPG while Trevin Knell has 11.4 PPG with 3.8 RPG. Noah Waterman has 10.6 PPG with a team-high 6 RPG to lead the Cougars on the glass while Spencer Johnson has 11 PPG with 5.6 RPG and 3.5 APG this season. Fousseyni Traore has 10.1 PPG with 4.7 RPG in 16 games to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for BYU so far this season. Dallin Hall also has 9 PPG with a team-high 4.9 APG to lead the way in assists. As a team, BYU is averaging 83.4 PPG on 47.1% shooting from the field, 36.1% from three and 73.5% from the foul line this season. BYU will face Baylor after this game.

Oklahoma State Team Preview

The Oklahoma State Cowboys come into this game looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 66-62 loss to Oklahoma last time out. Javon Small leads the Cowboys in scoring and assists with 14.2 PPG and 4.6 APG along with 5.2 RPG while Bryce Thompson has 11.6 PPG to round out the pair of double-digit scorers for Oklahoma State on the year. Eric Dailey Jr. has 9 PPG with 4.9 RPG while Brandon Garrison also has 7.1 PPG and a team-high 5.7 RPG as well this year. Quion Williams also has 5.7 RPG as well on the year. As a team, Oklahoma State is averaging 70.4 PPG on 43.2% shooting from the field, 34% from three and 67.8% from the foul line this season.

BYU vs. Oklahoma State Prediction

I’m on BYU in this one. The Cowboys have had some success at home in recent games, but BYU, while inconsistent on the road, has usually found success against the lesser teams on their schedule. The Cowboys are a decent team, but are still far from a world-beater and I think the talent disparity is just too much for Oklahoma State to overcome here. Give me BYU on the road.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: BYU -8

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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